Category Archives: In Sweden

Football weather, Swedish-style

It is a rainy, cool and gray day here in Växjö and the weekend is promising to be about the same. It is the kind of day that makes you want to wear wool socks and a sweater or comfy … Continue reading

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Cold Fish or Friendly Strangers?

I could point you to many sources that support my claim that Swedes have the reputation of being cold and stand-offish. When I arrived, I had already heard the rumors, and I certainly developed an understanding of why they exist. … Continue reading

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Dispatch from the office, Swedish edition

One of the challenges about working in Sweden (or at least here at this University) is that many people are not very comfortable speaking English, most of the paperwork and online information systems are exclusively in Swedish, grant applications, talks … Continue reading

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Just another nerdy sociologist-parent

Life is absolutely crazy right now. So much so that I am actually looking forward to hibernating a bit during the dark deep of winter. I am absolutely loving work. I have so many things going on – an article … Continue reading

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Busy, Bicycle Tires

Sorry. Between getting back to Sweden, back to work, back to Swedish lessons, back to research and back to the job market, my time for blogging is minimal. But have no fear. I have quite a number of post topics … Continue reading

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Hösten i Sverige

Back to Sweden. We’ve been here about 52 hours and have slept for approximately 26 of those. It’s nice to be back and see our friends. The kids wanted to go straight back to school our first day back (school … Continue reading

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Cycling Infrastructure: Why can’t we have that?

Often when I travel I encounter things that seem to make so much sense and I wonder why we don’t have those things back in the U.S. of A. Bike-able cities are a perfect example of this. I have already … Continue reading

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